No Diamonds....Just Rough
SugaFree | Chi-Town | 01/21/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was so horrible I don't know where to start. Maybe I could start with the fact the actors were so horrible it was as if the director picked them randomly off the street. Or maybe he just casted his own family...at any rate they were untrained and stale. Secondly, I had a serious issue with this movie not following basic christian principles. If Tyler Perry manages to tone down the swearing in his semi-christian plays, why wouldn't this movie director have enough sense to follow suit...If you're trying to actually sale to a christian audience. Furthermore, I thought the bible said a little something against divorce; like it wasn't permitted unless your spouse commits adultery/fornication. This movie seems to say it's okay to go against the word of God if you're in love. In fact, christianity was more of a theory in this movie than it was a practice....by even the protagonist! I laugh as I think of the scene where Ce-Ce Peniston's character says seductively, "I'm looking for a man with his mind on Jesus" Yet she's dressed like a hooker. Speaking of clothing, why did Ce-Ce seem to change outfits even in the middle of scene. They go on a date and she's dressed one way, by the time they come home she has on something different; with no logical explanation. And please explain why they had someone's grandfather playing the role of Rico Suave. Maybe the movie would have actually been worth while had he looked more like the man of any woman's dream. I felt more like telling him about AARP than I did falling in love with him. In addition, the soundtrack, IT-WAS-JUST-ANNOYING. At some parts it was even hard to hear what the characters were saying because of the music. I just wanted the maddness to stop! Lastly, It seems as if the director tried to portray single church women as being overwhelmingly desperate (although some are) However, having pamela fall so quickly for bryant was just, well, almost juvenile...perhaps even a disrespect to women at large. Overall, this movie made me want to puke. PASTOR Larry "Flash" Jenkins really needs to get some true insight on the conditions of the church and maybe even go back and read the bible for himself for clarity."
coolmomarp | Springfield, MA United States | 07/06/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"From start to finish a total waste of time. I viewed this movie with some of the single women from my church including a recently married woman, we were all appalled at how desparate this "Pamela" was note to the director not all women waiting on God are that desparate. The so called Christian principals in this movie were laughable. At the end of the movie I found myself apologizing to my guests for wasting their time."
This story needs work, but can be used as a teaching tool
Skyy Sutton | Fairfax VA USA | 02/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I viewed this film with my husband and a Christian friend. We kept stopping the film and discussing various scenes. I am not certain what the director had in mind. There were a number of things wrong regarding Christian behavior and mindsets. The leading lady is looking for a Christian husband, and along the journey, she seeks advice from two coworkers who are clearly entrenched in worldly values--a young promiscuous woman and a gay man. Pamela's appearance is that of a worldly woman who is trying to attract men by the way she dresses and walks. (In one scene, she is stating to Jordan that she wants a man who loves Jesus, but she's wearing a tight, green shirt with her cleavage all in his face). Pamela's parents' behavior and speech do not ring true for a couple who are suppose to be Christians. The grandfather was a buffoon, and this character could have been omitted from the story. The icing on the cake is the pastor clearly giving Pamela the wrong advice, and then giving out the same jacked-up advice to Jordan, basically telling them that as long as they feel it's true love, it's okay. What about Jordan's wife, a tragic alcoholic who was clearly crying out for love and attention? A true Christian--whether a pastor, friend, teacher, etc.--would have advised Pamela and Jordan to end the relationship. I plan to use this film as a teaching tool for young Christian women--it is an example of what Christian behavior is not, and should encourage an in-depth discussion on correct Christian behavior and relationships as given in the Bible--not according to what man says."
Evelyn O. Simon | South Florida. U.S.A. | 09/26/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This film was the worst. The woman fell in love with a married man who threw away his alcoholic wife for her. The woman was played by CeCe Penaston. You see, the video was so bad, I can't even remember the character's name she portrayed in the film.
The grandfather was so stupid. He should have had some sense, instead he played the family's fool. The film had too much cursing, and sexual references.
This video is not recommended for the entire family, nor will it draw a sinner to Christ; it will only give the sinner cause to say "Christians are all a bunch of hypocrites.""